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August 2018

Diana Bernice Tackley

Thursday, August 9, 2018
Knutsford Heritage Centre

Local Artist Diana Bernice Tackley will be painting at the Heritage Centre as part of the Edward Penny & Knutsford Local Artists Exhibition.  Bernice is a versatile contemporary artist inspired by light, colour and texture and is well known for her inland waterway paintings and landscapes. She paints in a variety of styles in acrylics, watercolours & oils and also enjoys large scale figures and portraits and abstracts with more than a hint of realism. Her largest work is the…

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September 2018

KHC – ‘Remarkable Women’ Walk

Friday, September 7, 2018 - Friday, September 14, 2018
Knutsford Heritage Centre

ROUTE KHC – King Street, turn left – Old Vicarage (ALISON UTTLEY) – diagonally through Wall Wood – George Street No.16  (JOAN LEACH) – Queen Street – cross Manchester Road to Heath – diagonally across Heath to Northwich Road to Little Heath – turn left at 45 degree angle to entry/exit near Heathwaite House (ELIZABETH GASKELL). Walk to town centre, Princess Street and stand outside Waitrose (ARABELLA DOHERTY).  Continue to Regent Street to the Royal George arch (LADY JANE STANLEY,…

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October 2018

The Inside Story of Knutsford Courthouse and Gaol Revealed

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - Sunday, December 16, 2018

The Inside Story of Knutsford Courthouse and Gaol Revealed The history of Knutsford Prison, Session’s Court House and Governor’s House are presented in an exhibition at Knutsford Heritage Centre by Val Bryant, who has researched the history of the buildings and their occupants. Val comments “The Exhibition has been a two year long research project, which has been fascinating to do. “The exhibition charts the history of the Manor Court and Quarter Sessions in Knutsford, and presents a range of…

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The Friends AGM 2018

Monday, October 8, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Knutsford Heritage Centre

THE FRIENDS AGM 2018, followed by a talk "From Criminals to Canapés" Following the Friends AGM, Dominic Heywood, from Flat Cap Hotels, will tell us how a redundant courthouse has been transformed into a high class restaurant and hotel  

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December 2018

A Little Christmas Trail for Families

Saturday, December 1, 2018 - Wednesday, January 2, 2019
Knutsford Heritage Centre
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February 2019

Tall Ship to Antarctica

February 2
Knutsford Heritage Centre

Join local couple Andy and Lynne for an exciting adventure to The Antarctic. In 2017 they were apprentice sailors on a tall ship. They also visited the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and have some fascinating photos of landscapes and wildlife of the region.

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A Life on the Ocean Waves

February 9

Brian Price ran away to sea at the age of 16 and eventually became Cruise Director on the QE2 and QM2. His talk will be a most entertaining and interesting look at life at sea, and a humorous observation of passenger behaviour on cruise ships.

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The Stanleys of Alderley

February 16
Knutsford Heritage Centre

The Stanleys were a many-branched family and included the Earls of Derby as well as Knutsford's own Lady Jane Stanley. The Alderley family had their share of oddities and Clare Pye from Tabley House will include in her talk gamblers, womenisers and a Lord who converted to Islam.
Alderley Park was the seat of this branch of the family. Astra Zeneca took over the site in the 1950s and remained there until 2013.

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The First Lord Knutsford

February 23
Knutsford Heritage Centre

A chance discovery of a C19 photograph album in the Heritage Centre archives prompted Mary Gracie, one of the volunteers, to find out about Lord Knutsford, to whom the album had been presented.
With invaluable assistance from the Centre's Archivist, this talk will feature many local photos from the album, some rarely seen before, and will chart the life and career of Henry Holland, Viscount Knutsford, and Henry Hill the photographer

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April 2019

May Day – A Century of Change

April 9

We are currently planning a new exhibition to commence on Tuesday 9th April 2019, which will look at how the Knutsford May Day celebrations have changed over the last 100 years. There will be more details to follow in due course, including news of an exciting new sponsor.

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